Letters to the editor March 19 to 25
Trump’s base has been unmoved by the Russian interference in the 2016 election, unmoved by his lying about the payoff to a porn star, unmoved by his extorting a “favor” from a foreign leader, unmoved by his appointment of unqualified persons to important posts, unmoved by his real but exaggerated xenophobia and unmoved, so far, by the upcoming trillion-dollar deficit caused mostly by his tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy. And, of course, they have been unmoved by the obvious wishful-lies he can’t help but use, like he can’t help breathing.
But he may have reached the end of his luck. As one of his earliest moves as president, he cut the funding to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This is the agency that would have looked into preparing for an outbreak, as they did when the Ebola outbreak occurred during the Obama administration. And in 2018, he disbanded the National Security office charged with dealing with a pandemic. Trump claims that we have all the tests for the coronavirus we need. Can even Fox News spin that in face of the almost complete lack of tests available to Americans?